ESSSENTIAL — Music Themes

Our Music theme this week is: ESSENTIAL.
Is it ESSENTIAL that we all like the same things?

Is romantic love ESSENTIAL?
LOVERS — House of Flying Daggers—Kathleen Battle — Shigeru Umebayashi

Can ESSENTIAL freedoms be maintained or crafted within new or even forced allegiances and frameworks?
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY — Dead Can Dance — Lisa Gerrard

Is rain water ESSENTIAL?
THEY CAN MAKE IT RAIN BOMBS— Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

Is mining Mother Earth’s body ESSENTIAL?

Is retribution ESSENTIAL ?

SAA MAGNI — Oumou Sangare

Lisa: Music Theme – …
Johnny: Essential – Music …
Maddie :   ♪”Essential&#8221 …

Lisa has chosen TRANSITIONS for next week’s theme.
I shall be away from the computer for a while. please forgive me for m absence.
…And fun? Is fun Essential?
DANCE ALL NIGHT WITH A BOTTLE IN YOUR HAND — Chance McCoy and The Appalachian String Band



Word Play :-)

The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners are:

1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

6. Negligent, adj. Absent-mindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.


Corky, my husband, smiled without his toothpick, just to please me. He is turning those logs into boards, just for the fun of it. That orange tractor, in the background, is what he uses to maintain the access road. --- Bear

Corky, my husband, smiled without his toothpick, just to please me. —–  He is turning those logs, from his friend’s yard, into boards, just for the fun of it. He uses that grapple to maneuver the logs, by himself, into position, then he uses a chain saw and a big guide to slice the boards.    ———-     That orange tractor, in the background, is what he uses to maintain the access road — The road, of which I posted a photo, did not exist, at all, before we moved here fourteen years ago.   These are only two of the activities he does ……for the fun of it.

   Corky and I have slightly different ideas about what fun is.

Flashmob Moscow (Russia) : Putting on the Ritz


Of all the “Flash Mob” videos I’ve watched, I think this is STILL my favorite.
The weather is so miserable and gray and wet and cold and  yet those sturdy,
wonderful (Russian) folk smile and create a GOOD TIME.  A really GOOD TIME. I love it.  Today is rainy and drizzly (but muggy rather than cold) here in my home.  Hand Springs would make nice muddy splashes!!
Flashmob Moscow (Russia) : Putting on the Ritz 2012
Hundreds of dancers joined together in Moscow on 26.02.2012 to perform together a great flashmob of “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin, and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz (1930). The title derives from the slang expression “putting on the Ritz” meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the swanky Ritz Hotel.